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Offline Thin

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« on: July 04, 2008, 08:24:23 am »
Ok,

I've noticed reactions from vague contempt to open hatred for this social networking tool. Far be it me to jump on the latest bandwagon, but I've found it to be a rather useful thing to have and use.

the trend against it seems to stem from a sense of elitism against popular use, however, wouldn't more use make the site a much more useful tool for keeping in contact with people?

basically I'm bored at work and looking for an argument. The question I'm asking you is "What do you have against facebook?"

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 08:31:36 am »
Like I said in the other thread, I'll get to signing up for that Geocities Livejournal Xanga Friendster MySpace Facebook right away!


In other words, it's just the latest fad social site, to be replaced within a year or two by another one after getting bought out for 50 billion dollars by some chump corporation.

Enjoy your Web Bubble 2.0 and other buzzwords.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 10:20:57 am »
And of course corporations are right now datamining through it so they can give you spunk-wad-tissue adverts when they know you're hitting it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 10:28:39 am »
Auryn, when you've got a lot of friends who aren't tech savvy beyond web pages and MSN, and you're in a different country, MySpace Facebook is a great tool.

MySpace and Facebook have also been like a gateway technology for a lot of people our age, too - especially once out of high school (and 'cos they only started up then). Once MySpace was ok, so was MSN, and chatting online became ok - then spending time online was cool, and finally, geeks are ok! Mind you, this could've all been because they were all growing out of being wanker high school teenagers; let's face it, a lot of them are...
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 10:33:10 am »
So in conclusion, just tell them to use MSN or die.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 10:34:14 am »
real men use ICQ.
after all it was there first.
and it's owned by AOL so it even has the masochism aspect of "real men"
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 10:35:54 am »
Well, I was going to say just use MSN/ICQ/AIM/Jabber or die.


Or make like the Chinese and use QQ!  (No, really.)
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 10:47:13 am »
I wouldn't mind having my own Jabber server somewhere. Psi and Adium are awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 12:27:57 pm »
ICQ ftw

as for Facebook - did you know that they -own- your information and there is NO way to remove it from the site even if you unregister etc?
There was an article about it, look it up.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 01:26:43 pm »
Yes, I did.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 01:27:50 pm »
I don't have anything against it, but it seems like just a way of trying to relive your past by finding old friends that you obviously didn't like enough to keep in contact with in your actual life. I don't like it much because it's just an online extension of the stupid fake bullshit that people carry on in their normal daily lives. Oh hi how are you oh im fine hey we should get together yeah that's a great idea oh great ok bye see you in 2020.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 01:31:16 pm »
Sure, Myth, but that's each individuals' choice of "friends". I don't approach other people to be my 'friend' on Facebook unless I could actually spend time with them IRL.

Mind you, I don't deny other people asking to be my friend just 'cos we went to the same school for 2 years, that's their conceit. I'm not going to spoil it for 'em... ;)
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 01:31:41 pm »
I reserve the right to scowl!!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2008, 01:34:24 pm »
You never know when old acquaitances turn up again in handy positions. Unlikely, but keeping options open is always wise.
Like I can now pretend that Hunchback is my bestest friend evar, so he can hook me up with some guys at the comp sci dept.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2008, 01:36:54 pm »
Yeah.. except he won't Hunchback hates you. He told me when I had my lawn party back in May.
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 02:39:15 pm »
I kinda don't get why everyone says Facebook is the easiest way to keep in touch.  For me, that easiest way is email or IM chat.  Anyone tech savvy enough to understand Facebook can certainly handle email and IMs.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2008, 02:42:27 pm »
It's easier to find that girl you knew in high school but is now unhappy with her marriage and willing to play around with facebook though. Emailing someone you used to know out of the blue is weird and creepy. "Accidentally" finding them on facebook and then "innocently" forwarding a few pictures of yourself in the best possible pose is a far better way to find cheap sex.
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2008, 02:45:33 pm »
Exactly Kat.  I've to organise an intervention now for someone this weekend. He can't go beyond 'Hello' without telling everyone how fucking wonderful facewank is and how lost we all are without it's amazing amazingness.

It gives him random Curb quotes FFS!!!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008, 02:56:10 pm »
Quote from: Kat
I kinda don't get why everyone says Facebook is the easiest way to keep in touch.  For me, that easiest way is email or IM chat.
It's pretty and well-known though (half the attraction right there), and you don't have to interact with the person to find out what they're doing....

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Anyone tech savvy enough to understand Facebook can certainly handle email and IMs
Why should they bother, though, when everyone's on facebook, and everyone's talking about it, and you can waste your time on stupid pointless games?!
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2008, 03:46:46 pm »
Who the fuck uses IM or email to keep in touch with people?
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2008, 03:47:29 pm »
"IRC: Use it, Motherfuckers."
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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2008, 03:49:14 pm »
Fuck you, Rick!
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2008, 03:50:48 pm »
Fuck, You Nasojiti!
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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2008, 04:27:28 pm »
Sex now pls, rick?
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2008, 04:27:43 pm »
By sex, I mean cyber. 15/f/Germany
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